2017/7/15: Colecovision: Oil's Well, Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

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2017/7/15: Colecovision: Oil's Well, Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Postby VideoGameCritic » July 15th, 2017, 11:35 am

Would like to hear your thoughts on my latest set of Colecovision reviews.

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Re: 2017/7/15: Colecovision: Oil's Well, Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Postby matmico399 » July 15th, 2017, 5:01 pm

Wow surprised the Colecovision version of Pitfall 2 isn't as good as the 2600 version. But IMO PF2 was hands down one of the best 2600 games ever. It did not have the monotony and tiredness of the original game. Good reviews!

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Re: 2017/7/15: Colecovision: Oil's Well, Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Postby LuckyMan » July 16th, 2017, 1:13 pm

Very nice reviews! Oil's Well is a favorite of mine and I agree about Pitfall II... I find a bit more frustrating than the Atari 2600 version.

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Re: 2017/7/15: Colecovision: Oil's Well, Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Postby Retro STrife » July 17th, 2017, 9:36 am

Good stuff. You're closing statement of Oil's Well is probably true, about gamers not hearing of it before. I never heard of it before this review. It sounds like a combination of Pac-Man and Qix. Fair comparison? The Pac-Man connection is probably obvious. But it sounds like Qix too, because you have to strategically decide when to cut off your progress to avoid enemies from touching your oil line.

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Re: 2017/7/15: Colecovision: Oil's Well, Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Postby SpiceWare » July 17th, 2017, 5:32 pm

Oil Well's a home version of the arcade game Anteater.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJnQ6rbj-hM

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Re: 2017/7/15: Colecovision: Oil's Well, Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Postby lynchie137 » July 17th, 2017, 8:26 pm

Oil's Well looks and sounds like it'd be a lot of fun. Does anybody know of any decent ColecoVision emulators out there? I'd love to give this game a try.

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Re: 2017/7/15: Colecovision: Oil's Well, Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Postby VideoGameCritic » July 17th, 2017, 9:12 pm

Retro STrife wrote:Good stuff. You're closing statement of Oil's Well is probably true, about gamers not hearing of it before. I never heard of it before this review. It sounds like a combination of Pac-Man and Qix. Fair comparison? The Pac-Man connection is probably obvious. But it sounds like Qix too, because you have to strategically decide when to cut off your progress to avoid enemies from touching your oil line.


I never thought about it that way, but I think that's a pretty fair comparison!

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Re: 2017/7/15: Colecovision: Oil's Well, Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Postby lynchie137 » July 18th, 2017, 6:49 pm

LuckyMan wrote:Very nice reviews! Oil's Well is a favorite of mine and I agree about Pitfall II... I find a bit more frustrating than the Atari 2600 version.


The worst part about Pitfall2 for the Atari 2600 is not being able to duck. There's a couple parts in the game where birds and bats come at you from the right hand side of the screen, and if you're not in the exact right position as they swoop over your head, you're dead. It's not a fatal flaw and dosen't ruin my enjoyment of the the game, but it definitely makes it a lot harder than it should be.


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